Compound Found in Sharks Has Anti-Viral Potential | Viruses101 | Learn Science at Scitable

 Sharks and antiviral medications may seem like they have nothing in common. Au contraire mon ami, you may be surprised to know that sharks are at the cutting edge of viral research. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that a compound in sharks has the potential to be used as a "broad spectrum" antiviral agent in humans.

Squalamine as a broad-spectrum systemic antiviral agent with therapeutic potential

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